The Basics

Sometimes a backward glance can inspire a decisive step forward. The Sixties Iconic Collection is a tribute to the unforgettable design of iconic timepieces from the 1960s. The special collection comprises five colourful watches in the unmistakable style of the popular Sixties line from Glashütte Original. In the 1960s, all around the world, a new way of looking at life blossomed. Music, art, design and technology were filled with inspiration and innovative power, introducing an era whose unmistakable style was to have a decisive impact on modern life. In eastern Germany, the German Democratic Republic (GDR) at the time, one also sensed the echo of this attitude towards life. Today Glashütte Original pays tribute to this iconic era with a special collection, inspired by the design of the models of the time. The Sixties Iconic Collection comprises five elegant, colourful timepieces. They merge the unmistakable design of the sixties with exceptional dials in unique hues that give the models their names: Sixties Red, Sixties Brown, Sixties Golden, Sixties Grey and Sixties Aqua. All five models offer a delightful surprise in the form of a highly unusual dégradé effect on the dial, which is achieved using an extremely complex and time-consuming process in Glashütte Original’s own dial manufactory in Pforzheim, Germany. In this process the dials are first galvanised with great care; layers of lacquer are added by hand in a series subsequent steps. Throughout, the process is repeatedly brought to a halt to allow the result to be examined by an experienced set of eyes. In a final step, a further colour is carefully applied to this “canvas” using a special spray gun – this technique produces, depending on the angle, an individual colour gradient, known as the dégradé effect, which renders each watch unique. Three of the five elegant models in the Sixties Iconic Collection combine these unique shadings with a refined sunray finishing: With the Sixties Golden and the Sixties Aqua this results in a golden shimmer or a brilliant turquoise at the centre of the dials blending into a deep black, while the Sixties Red takes on an additional colour: here a luminous yellow changes to intense red. The subtle colour shading of the Sixties Brown and Sixties Grey models is enhanced by an elaborate imprint. This complex technique makes use of guilloche stamps, which, with the help of a 60-ton press, imprint their filigree pattern on the paper-thin dials. These stamps, known as “dies”, are a further example of extreme authenticity. Almost as old as the historic examples from the sixties themselves, they are tools, around 40 years old, from the archives of the Glashütte Original dial manufactory. They give the model with the brown-black dégradé effect a fine rhombic pattern, while the silver-grey model displays a structure evocative of dewdrops.

Brand: Glashütte Original
Family: Twentieth Century Vintage
Reference: 1-39-52-09-02-01
Name: Sixties Iconic Aqua
Produced: 2015
Limited: Yes, 25 units

Below is a detailed look at Glashütte Original’s model 1-39-52-09-02-01 from Twentieth Century Vintage watch family, including the price, case details and movement features.

Glashütte Original Twentieth Century Vintage 1-39-52-09-02-01

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The Details

Glashütte Original’s Sixties Iconic Aqua (1-39-52-09-02-01) was originally released in 2015. This watch features a automatic movement beating at a frequency of 28800 bph ( 4 Hz) to provide a 40-hour power reserve when fully wound.

The Case

The stainless steel case measures 39mm in diameter and roughly 9.4mm thick. The round case is paired with a turquoise color dial with stick-shaped hands, and a mixed hour markers and minute track, covered by a sapphire glass. Glashütte Original’s Twentieth Century Vintage model 1-39-52-09-02-01 is water resistant up to 30 meters (98 ft). A display caseback is over the back of the watch case.

Material: Stainless steel
Glass: Sapphire
Back: Display
Shape: Round
Diameter: 39mm
Height: 9.4mm
Lug Width: N/Amm
W/R: 30

Case Diameter

Case Thickness

Lug Width

Water Resistance

The Movement

The Twentieth Century Vintage 1-39-52-09-02-01 movement is a powered by caliber 39-52 made by Glashütte Original. The 25-jewel automatic movement is 31.6mm in diameter. Its balance wheel oscillates at 28,800 semi-oscillations per hour or 4 Hz. This movement offers a 40-hour power reserve.

Type: Automatic
Brand: Glashütte Original
Caliber: 39-52
Base: Glashütte Original 39-22
Display: Analog
Diameter: 31.6mm
Jewels: 25
Reserve: 40 hours
Frequency: 28800 bph
Time: Hours, Minutes, Seconds

The Price

How much does the Glashütte Original’s Twentieth Century Vintage 1-39-52-09-02-01 cost? This watch was introduced in 2015 and has been in Glashütte Original’s collection for around . This watch is a limited edition with just 25 pieces released. As with most luxury watches, the price of depends on the availability and demand.

CURRENT PRICE: Not Available

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  • Brand: Glashütte Original
  • Model: Sixties Iconic Aqua
  • Reference Number: 1-39-52-09-02-01
  • Limited: Yes, 25 units

Case & Dial:

  • Material: Stainless steel
  • Glass: Sapphire
  • Back: Display
  • Diameter: 39
  • Thickness: 9.4
  • Lug Width: N/A
  • Dial Color: Turquoise
  • Indexes: Mixed and Stick-shaped hands
  • Water Resistance: 30 meters


  • Winding: Automatic
  • Brand: Glashütte Original
  • Caliber: 39-52
  • Display: Analog
  • Diameter: 31.6mm
  • Jewels: 25
  • Power Reserve: 40 hours
  • Frequency: 28800 bph
  • Functions: Hours, Minutes, Seconds

About Glashütte Original

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With the reunification of Germany in 1990 came the transformation of VEB Glashütter Uhrenbetriebe into the Glashütter Uhrenbetrieb GmbH. The company is the official legal heir to all formerly independent watch companies extant in Glashütte up to 1951. Since 1994 the brand name “Glashütte Original” has stood for fine German watchmaking with a high degree of production depth. In 2000 … Glashütte Original was honoured for the first time with the much sought-after title of “Watch of the Year”: Readers of the trade publication “Armbanduhren” and the “Welt am Sonntag” newspaper put the classic Senator “Perpetual Calendar” in first place. In October the Manufactory joined the Swatch Group Ltd., an important step for the growth of the locally renowned brand into a global luxury brand. Glashütte Original is part of the Swatch Group group.

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